Monthly Archives: May 2012

Licorice Root for Diabetes

Researchers in Berlin have discovered natural substances that have an anti-diabetic effect in the licorice plant’s edible root and in the fruit of the amorpha fruticosa bush. Mice studies have shown that they have anti-inflammatory effects, reduce blood sugar and prevent fatty liver – a common disease caused by excessively fat-rich nutrition.

Just drinking licorice tea or eating licorice will not help treate diabetes. the concentration of the substances in the tea and candy is far too low to be effective. Through a special extraction process the amorfrutins can be more concentrated.  They are now conducting the required tests in clinical studies on diabetes patients but there is hope for the future!